Joint replacement surgery is usually recommended to alleviate severe arthritis. Joint arthritis affects about 6 million Canadians. It is more common to have arthritis at an older age.
Hip or knee replacement surgery has one of the longest medical wait times in the public Canadian health care system. It can take over 2 years! What if you do not want to wait? Can you get a private joint replacement?
Absolutely! Health Vantis has helped many Canadians get private surgery in a timely manner. We make your medical travel less stressful by managing all the logistics with white glove medical concierge service.
So what do you need to start? A set of recent X-rays is usually enough information for a private orthopedic surgeon to evaluate. If you have already seen an orthopedic surgeon, their medical notes are also required.
Some very important things to keep in mind when it comes to traveling to get a hip or knee replacement outside of your province.
You need a travel companion to accompany you. You will be released the same day after surgery and require a responsible adult to pick you up, take you to your hotel room, and keep an eye on you for the next few days.
Plan to stay put for 7 days. Your schedule will include a pre-op physical exam and necessary tests at the facility, surgery day, and recovery.
Your physiotherapy starts the same day as your surgery. It is very important to start as soon as possible and follow the program at home. We can help set up your physiotherapy appointments at home.
Your orthopedic surgeon will continue to follow up with you at 6 weeks post surgery and even further if need be.
Keep in mind that if you had cortisone injections, it is advised to wait 3 months before having any surgery to reduce the risk of infection.
So instead of two years of waiting in pain, we can help you get to a healthy you in about 4-6 weeks. Give us a call toll-free 877 344 3544 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.